As a dedicated mental health professional, I provide healing through counseling and art therapy services for all people regardless of age, sex, race, religion, or national origin. It is my charge to provide a safe and healing space in which my clients can explore their mental and emotional well-being, establish, and work through their goals. Utilizing counselling, art therapy, art as therapy and other goal-specific activities and techniques, I assist children and adults with behavior modification, social skill development, and conflict resolution in both individual and group settings.
I received a Master of Arts in Counseling with an Art Therapy Specialization from Wayne State University in 2010. Prior to that, I received my Bachelor of Fine Art from Wayne State University and a Bachelor of Science in Fine Art from Western Michigan University. My post-masters clinical work was completed providing services to the students and families of Timbuktu Academy of Science and Technology. As a mental health professional I have provided emotional, cognitive behavioral, and person-centered therapies with children and their families for over 10 years. I am currently an adjunct professor at Wayne State University in the Educational Counseling and Art Therapy graduate studies departments.
My passion for working with children has led me to specialize in children and families, supporting parenting issues and family conflicts, and complicated family systems.
Under the moniker of Zeina Carla Washington, I create visual art expressions in mixed media and graphic design. My work is figurative/representational, and at times socio-political. My love of art and movement began at a very young age and has continued to develop via formal and self-taught training. I also create art expression experiences that provide a space for art as therapy and movement for groups.